25 October 2013

Here we are, Friday again and we’re all anticipating the things we’ll do with an extra hour, let’s not worry about how early it will get dark.

Just a few things to share;

The first is the beautiful house we stayed in last weekend in Newcastle’s Gosforth area.  Our pals have not long moved in to it and it is an absolute cracker.  It was built in 1910 and has lots of original features left.  You enter the house via the gorgeous and unusually shaped front door, then you’re hit by the  wood panelling painted white – it really works.  The floor in the hall and the other rooms downstairs is breathtaking too and when you look more closely you notice the inlaid detail round the edges. I was so inspired by the wooden hall that I have had (yet another) sanding floor company round today.  Just cannot decide whether to go for dark or pale boards.  Any advice gratefully received.

floor detail
floor detail
front door
front door – note the built in hatch
tiles in upstairs loo, would be black and white wouldn't they
tiles in upstairs loo, would be black and white wouldn’t they

The other thing that strikes you about the house is the windows, so many bays with the original glazing.  it was hard to capture how stunning they are and how huge!

check this front room's bay, complete with Skylanders, of course
check this front room’s bay, complete with Skylanders, of course

Next thing,

Earthy was looking very seasonal today when I popped in, lovely to see the Halloween thing without hideousness (is that a word).  I’ve never seen so many different types of pumpkins and squashes.

Earthy, Canonmills
Earthy, Canonmills

Lastly, there’s a new place to eat in Edinburgh and here’s the cover for the menu, designed collaboratively by two girls I know.

hope the food is as attractive
hope the food is as attractive

Remember to let me know whether you prefer dark or light wooden stripped floorboards, it’s beginning to get on my nerves that I cannot decide.  Have a fabulous, autumnal weekend. xx

p.s. still no idea what the enamel item from yesterday is

Seven go to Prague

our hotel

Last weekend was spent in Prague with six friends, enjoy this tiny snapshot of our adventure.

graffitti wall - in memory of John Lennon
Grand Priory Square’s graffiti wall – in memory of John Lennon
cucumber and mint cocktails, in Ameriky bar
cucumber and mint cocktails, in Ameriky bar
astronomical clock in the old town square
astronomical clock in the old town square
I was obsessing about the lights downstairs at the Municipal House.
I was obsessing about the lights downstairs at the Municipal House. you have no idea how hard it is to photograph lit lights.
doughnuts on a roll cooked over coals
doughnuts on a roll cooked over coals
soldiers after being on parade in the heavy rain, they looked so happy to be inside
soldiers, after being on parade in the heavy rain, they looked so happy to be inside
View from the famous bridge towards the castle
View from Charles bridge towards the lesser town
vegetarian food - deep fried cheese and potatoes
‘traditional’ vegetarian food – deep fried cheese and potatoes
another view from Charles bridge
another view from Charles bridge

A good time was had by all, not sure how all those left at home felt about it though.  Wonder where we’ll go next time….